Feb 23, 2019

Two to be hung initially! Featured

The President is scheduled to deliver his final verdict with regard to enacting the death sentence on two persons who have been sentenced to death over drug offences, it is reported.

Based on government instructions the prison officials have already supplied the equipment required for the hanging and the gallows has been refurbished.

According to prison information sources, within the next two weeks a hangman would be recruited. President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet with the relevant officials to enforce the death sentence soon.

It is also reported that once the death sentence is implemented, there is a plan to issue an official statement regarding it.